PlayStation 4 "Essentially a PC" Built by AMD

By Gary Cutlack on at

New reports regarding Sony's next PlayStation claim the complex Cell processor series that powered the PS3 could be for the chop, with Sony believed to be looking to simplify its next-gen machine to appease developers.

Eurogamer's Digital Foundry hardware expert underlines the AMD links, claiming PS4 is likely to appear in a form that's "essentially a PC" thanks to Sony dropping the custom hardware approach and using AMD's off-the-shelf components.

AMD has previously been reported as being in the running to provide PS4's graphics chipset, so it would make sense for Sony to unify the lot. [Kotaku via Eurogamer]